19 janvier 2019

A silver-inlaid brass bowl, Syria, Damascus, mid-13th century

Lot 2525. A silver-inlaid brass bowl, Syria, Damascus, mid-13th century; 20cm. diam. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 25,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2016. of rounded form with convex sides, incised and silver-inlaid with a calligraphic band near the rim against a scrolling vegetal ground, interspersed by six roundels containing musicians and courtly figures, a line of short lancet leaves below, interior with central roundel of entwined geometric design and old collector's number 'no.167'. ... [Lire la suite]
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01 janvier 2017

Guardian Lion-Dogs, Japan, Kamakura period (1185–1333), mid-13th century

Guardian Lion-Dogs, Japan, Kamakura period (1185–1333), mid-13th century. Japanese cypress with lacquer, gold leaf, and color. a: H. 16 3/4 in. (42.5 cm); b: H. 18 in. (45.7 cm). Mary Griggs Burke Collection, Gift of the Mary and Jackson Burke Foundation, 2015; 2015.300.257a, b © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Pairs of lion-dogs (komainu), featuring leonine heads on canine bodies, are traditionally placed before the entrance of Shinto shrines to ward off evil. The figure on the right is distinguished by its open... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2016

Zhao Mengjian, Narcissus, mid-13th century, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279)

Zhao Mengjian (Chinese, 1199–before 1267), Narcissus 南宋 趙孟堅 水仙圖 卷, mid-13th century, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279). Handscroll; ink on paper. Image: 13 1/16 in. × 12 ft. 3 1/4 in. (33.2 × 374 cm) Overall with mounting: 13 7/16 in. × 32 ft. 7 3/16 in. (34.1 × 993.6 cm). Ex coll.: C. C. Wang Family, Gift of The Dillon Fund, 1973. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1973.120.4 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Zhao Mengjian, a member of the Song imperial family and an... [Lire la suite]
18 juillet 2014

Birds and Ducks on a Snowy Islet, mid-13th Century, China, Southern Song dynasty

Birds and Ducks on a Snowy Islet, mid-13th Century, China, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279), album leaf, ink and slight color on silk, Overall - h:26.00 w:24.60 cm (h:10 3/16 w:9 5/8 inches). Gift of the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art 1961.260, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.